despegar
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despegar(
dehs
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peh
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gahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to lift off)
a. to take off
El avión despegó a las tres en punto.The plane took off at exactly three o'clock.
2. (to be successful)
a. to take off
La compañía despegó después de realizar su nuevo producto.The company took off after releasing its new product.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to detach)
a. to unstick
Necesitas despegar las dos páginas mojadas.You need to unstick the two wet pages.
despegarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to come off)
a. to become unstuck
La mariposa se ​​despegó de la telaraña y se fue volando.The butterfly became unstuck from the spiderweb and flew away.
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despegar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to unstick
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (avión)
a. to take off
3. (empresa, equipo)
a. to take off
la empresa no acaba de despegarthe company hasn't really been able to take off
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (etiqueta, pegatina, sello)
a. to come unstuck
5. (persona)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
despegarse de alguiento break away o withdraw from somebody
no se despegó de su novia ni un minutohe didn't leave his girlfriend's side for a minute
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despegar
transitive verb
1 (desprender) [+cosas pegadas] to unstick; [+sobre] to open
sin despegar los labios without uttering a word
2 (separar) to detach
intransitive verb
(Aeronáutica) [+avión] to take off; [+cohete] to blast off;
pronominal verb
despegarse
1 [+objeto] to come unstuck
se ha despegado el cartel the poster's come unstuck
2 [+persona] to become alienated;de from
despegarse de los amigos to break with one's friends; despegarse del mundo to renounce worldly things
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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